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Nursing Schools in Alabama

6,743 students earned Nursing degrees in Alabama in the 2018-2019 year.

A Nursing major is the 2nd most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in Alabama

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,314
Associate’s Degree 2,028
Master’s Degree 1,888
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 385
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 385
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 385
Post-Master’s Certificate 128
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 128

Gender Distribution

In Alabama, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in AL Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in Alabama is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.9%
  • Black or African American: 17.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.4%
  • White: 71.9%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 5.7%
Nursing Majors in AL Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in Alabama

In this state, there are 58,980 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. AL

Wages for Nursing Jobs in Alabama

A typical salary for a nursing grad in the state is $95,970, compared to a typical salary of $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 38 colleges in Alabama that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

1,250 Degrees in Major Awarded
35% Graduation Rate
14,834 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 8.40%. It takes the average student 4.79 years to graduate. 18 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

1,056 Degrees in Major Awarded
55% Graduation Rate
21,923 Total Students

78% of the teachers are full time. The average student takes 4.54 years to complete their degree at UAB. This public school has an average net price of $17,005.

514 Degrees in Major Awarded
67% Graduation Rate
38,390 Total Students

75% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.43 years. The student loan default rate of 5.10% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

373 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
9,736 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. This public school has an average net price of $20,909. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $36,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

324 Degrees in Major Awarded
31% Graduation Rate
8,479 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. This public school has an average net price of $16,962. In their early career, Jacksonville State University grads earn an average salary of $28,700.

308 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
16,981 Total Students

53% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 9.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. In their early career, TROY grads earn an average salary of $30,400.

256 Degrees in Major Awarded
73% Graduation Rate
30,440 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $39,500 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. This public school has an average net price of $23,696.

#8

Samford University

Birmingham
220 Degrees in Major Awarded
74% Graduation Rate
5,619 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,500 a year. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. 98% of the teachers are full time.

198 Degrees in Major Awarded
9,078 Total Students

In their early career, Jeff State grads earn an average salary of $26,900. 79% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.

185 Degrees in Major Awarded
38% Graduation Rate
7,488 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 94% of students receive it. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 100% are considered full time. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $28,600 after earning their degree at this institution.

Nursing Careers in AL

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title AL Job Growth AL Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 30% $95,010
Nursing Instructors and Professors 20% $64,010
Medical and Health Services Managers 16% $90,500
Nurse Anesthetists 15% $160,480
Registered Nurses 13% $57,930

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in AL
Allied Health Professions 1,800
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1,630
Allied Health Services 1,105
Health/Medical Admin Services 759
Public Health 450
Rehabilitation Professions 414
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 404
Communication Sciences 399

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